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Introducing 4PBot: A Facebook Chatbot for 4 Million Philippine Households

Introducing 4PBot: A Facebook Chatbot for 4 Million Philippine Households

Published on: Jun 13 2018 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps for short), is the Philippines national social welfare program, which gives financial assistance to households who...
Look Who Is Riding the Blockchain Hype Train

Look Who Is Riding the Blockchain Hype Train

Published on: May 31 2018 by Guest Writer - 14 Comments
A blockchain is basically a special kind of database. They are inherently inefficient compared to a traditional database, but that is viewed as a sacrifice to gain...
BASAbali: How the Internet Can Save Local Languages

BASAbali: How the Internet Can Save Local Languages

Published on: May 28 2018 by Guest Writer - 4 Comments
The Balinese Cultural Agency estimates that less than a fourth of Balinese can still speak the Balinese language.  Worldwide it is believed that “by the end...
Five Examples of United Nations Agencies Using Blockchain Technology

Five Examples of United Nations Agencies Using Blockchain Technology

Published on: Mar 08 2018 by Wayan Vota - 10 Comments
Blockchain technologies have the potential to help the international community reduce transaction costs, lower the risk of fraud, control financial risks and protect...
How Role Play Changed Our User Testing Methodology for Mobile Applications

How Role Play Changed Our User Testing Methodology for Mobile Applications

Published on: Feb 12 2018 by Praekelt Org - 1 Comment
I remember role-playing when I was young. I often pretended to be in the doctor’s consultation room where my friend would use a toy stethoscope to diagnose...
The Rise of Artificial Intelligence for International Development – Your Weekend Long Reads

The Rise of Artificial Intelligence for International Development – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Jan 05 2018 by Steve Vosloo - Comments Off on The Rise of Artificial Intelligence for International Development – Your Weekend Long Reads
Artificial intelligence (AI) was one of the hottest topics of 2017. A Gartner “mega trend,” their research director, Mike J. Walker, proposed that...
The Top 10 ICT4D Project Failures Will Surprise You

The Top 10 ICT4D Project Failures Will Surprise You

Published on: Nov 15 2017 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
What day-to-day failures do you expect to happen most in your ICT4D projects? Laptop theft? Viruses? Outright malfeasance? I worry every day about the risks to...
7 Things to Consider Before Developing a Chatbot

7 Things to Consider Before Developing a Chatbot

Published on: Sep 11 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 7 Things to Consider Before Developing a Chatbot
As with many new promising technologies, chatbots are getting hyped as a new innovative tool that can aide humanitarian response and international development practitioners....
Our Experiment Using Facebook Chatbots to Improve Humanitarian Assistance

Our Experiment Using Facebook Chatbots to Improve Humanitarian Assistance

Published on: Aug 07 2017 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
It must have been above 40 degrees Celsius that afternoon in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Hundreds of people were waiting to cash the mobile money they receive from the...
How Do You Know When You Are Done?

How Do You Know When You Are Done?

Published on: Jul 31 2017 by Catholic Relief Services - Comments Off on How Do You Know When You Are Done?
Here is one of the basic questions for a mass Long Lasting Insecticidal Net distribution campaign, “How do you know when you are done?” Population data...